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  1. OnSight Firearms Training

    OnSight Firearms Training Instructor NES Member

    Jul 25, 2018
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    Saturday January 5, 2019 - OnSight Firearms Training presents:
    Life Saver Trauma Med Class

    REGISTRATION: Life Saver Trauma Med Class

    171 Lincoln St. 3rd Floor, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852
    9:00am to 6:00pm

    $100 plus $25 venue fee.

    This full day class is designed to teach the student what to do and how to respond and treat a casualty in the event of a traumatic injury or medical emergency. Emphasis is placed on stopping bleeding and bandaging wounds. This is not strictly a "gunshot" class. Lesson plans and hands on applications will cover many various injuries including: lacerations, shock, blood loss, head injuries, fractures, and more).


    We will also cover med kit and personal first aid kit contents.

    The time to learn is now, before an incident happens.

    This class will include, but is not limited to:

    - Basic first aid and advanced trauma / wound care

    - Self Aid

    - Rapid patient assessment

    - Effectively stopping massive bleeding

    - Basic anatomy and physiology of life-sustaining systems

    - H, A, B, C’s—Hemorrhage, Airway, Breathing and Circulation

    - Contents and application of Individual med kit components

    - Proper storage and employment of the med kit

    - Basic and advanced airway management - treating and monitoring

    tension pneumothorax, sucking chest wound and flail chest

    - Use of bandages, compression bandages, gauze, and hemostatic agents (celox, combat gauze, etc.)

    - Proper use, storage and application of tourniquets, chest seals, NPA.

    - Recognition and Treatment of various injuries (gunshots, lacerations,

    burns, airway blockage, head injuries, orthopedic, environmental)

    - Recognition and treatment of hypovolemic (hemorrhagic) shock

    - Moving and positioning victims with various injuries

    - Evacuation considerations

    - Prioritizing care


    Matthew “Doc” Hilton.
    At the age of 17 Matthew enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic. Throughout his years in the Army he honed his skills and took more and more advanced medical training. He also received training on multiple weapon systems in the Army’s armory from the M9 pistol to the 107 mm mortar system. During recent deployments, Matt recognized a lack of firearms training in the units he was a member of. Matt continues his service to our Nation with over 25 years of service in Active Duty and Reserves. Currently he is the Senior Medical Operations Sergeant for a local Civil Affairs battalion in the Reserves, and a nurse at a local military base for his civilian job.

    Training and Certifications:

    Eagle Scout
    US Army Combat Medic Course
    Licensed Practical Nurse
    Emergency Medical Technician – Extended
    Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
    Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
    Military Transition Team (MiTT) Medic
    Army Field Sanitation Team
    Army Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC)
    Army Advance Leadership Course (ALC)
    Army Senior Leadership Course (SLC)
    Ask, Care, Escort (ACE) Army Suicide Prevention – Instructor
    Army Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) – Instructor
    American Heart Association, CPR – Instructor
    Combat Life Saver – Instructor
    NRA Range Safety Officer

    All training material will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring notepads and pens for note taking.

    For more information or questions please contact [email protected]

    Private and group shooting lessons available - Rifle - Pistol - Shotgun

    Women's classes available.
    New York (resident) pistol permit classes, Utah, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Massachusetts non-resident carry permit classes available.

    UPDATED CLASS LIST FOR 2018 / 2019:
    please go to: https://www.onsightfirearmstraining.com


    Class Transfer: With 48-hour advance notice of event date we will reapply your deposit to another class of your choice.

    Cancellation Refund: Refunds for 75% balance of deposit amount, if no transfer is possible, but ONLY if we are notified of the cancellation up to 48-hours in advance of event date.

    No-Call/No-Show: Participants who do not show to the event without prior 48-hour notice forfeit their deposit.
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  2. MaverickNH

    MaverickNH NES Member

    Nov 24, 2005
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    We had a class of 7 on a cold, wet, rainy Winter day - 5 male and 2 female, including a Father/Daughter pair. The format was a civilian adaptation of military Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) presented by slides, discussion, demonstration and drills. Matt was the main trainer with Ben adding application and experience throughout.

    The course was comprehensive, focusing on pre-hospital trauma care - Care Under Fire (or dangerous conditions like roadway accidents, industrial accidents, etc.), Tactical Field Care (once removed from danger) and Tactical Evacuation Care (necessary preparation/movement to collection/treatment/evacuation by EMT/Ambulance). As explained, the learning from decades at war has refined civilian applications of trauma care, with the Boston Marathon Bombing being the wake-up call for application on US soil. Mass shootings are a sensationalized, yet infrequent, application but trauma by assault and accident are the lion’s share of day-to-day applications.

    We were introduced to the continuum of care via the MARCH acronym (Massive Hemorrhage/Movement, Airway, Respiration/Responsiveness, Circulation, Head/Hypothermia), and the assessment and urgent treatment of MAR followed by CH when out of the immediate danger situation. Tourniquet application was a big part of training with snap-drills (Left Arm! Right Leg!) throughout the day. Selection of medical supplies (tourniquets, hemostatic bandages, compression bandages, etc. were discussed, demonstrated and drilled. Drills progressed throughout the day to simulated scenarios where the class was split 4/3, 3/4, 2/5, etc. into victims and responders to assess, treat, collect/move victims as a team. By mid-day we all understood when a tourniquet was tight enough - if it didn’t hurt and you could actually hobble on a leg, it needed another crank.

    Concealed Carry and responsible firearms ownership are an individual and societal benefit in reduction of crime, and TC3/Stop-the-Bleed training is a means to prevent needless loss of life from assault/accident. Put such training on your To-Do list, watch this Onsight Firearms Training forum for opportunities and look for other training options. Just like making holes, plugging holes is a perishable skill that needs to be practiced and refreshed. Add a Trauma Kit to your range bag, home, car and EDC gun, spare mags, flashlight, knife.
  3. Cowgirlup

    Cowgirlup NES Member

    Jan 30, 2013
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    Nice review! This was one of the best classes I've taken and would definitely take other classes from OFT!!
  4. OnSight Firearms Training

    OnSight Firearms Training Instructor NES Member

    Jul 25, 2018
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    Thank for the reviews!!! It was an honor to have such awesome people in the class. Can't wait for the next one.
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  5. jeffwatch


    May 16, 2011
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    West of Boston
  6. ADC

    ADC NES Member

    Feb 13, 2017
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    Lowell MA 01852
    This is our first opportunity to work with Ben and Onsite Firearms Training. Credit where credit is due, not only did the students enjoy this class, in addition they appreciated the professional way Ben handles his business. From my perspective as the host, Ben and OFT dotted every "I" and crossed every "T" timely and professionally.

    Matt, the trainer for this class had not only impressive credentials but he backed them up teaching the class.
    "Walked the Walk" as they say. Excellent presentation.

    I am looking forward to working with Ben and OFT in the future.

    Thank You Ben !
  7. OnSight Firearms Training

    OnSight Firearms Training Instructor NES Member

    Jul 25, 2018
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    Thanks guys!!! Its amazing to see people take these kinds of classes. Normally if there's no shooting, people tend to think the class isn't important. I would say THIS class is far more important than any shooting class. You are more likely to use your med kit than you are to use your gun.
    I just hope those who decided not to attend never have to use the knowledge the chose to not learn!

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